Exercise to Improve your Mental Health

Clients often ask if there are non-medication routes they can take to help with their anxiety, depression, or other related disorders. While sometimes medication is absolutely necessary, we can sometimes make lifestyle changes that will suffice to improve our mental health or at least support and improve our outcome if we need medication, too. I…

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Signs of Depression and Answers to Important Questions

With reports of celebrity suicides, mass shootings and other acts by the mentally ill, depression and mental health are among the most important topics of discussion today. This article explains signs of depression, what it looks like, how it feels to be depressed and how you can help someone who is depressed. What does depression…

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If You Fear a Loved One May Commit Suicide

The recent suicides by celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have increased our awareness that suicide can affect anyone. Statistics show that suicide rates are rising dramatically. People are being urged to reach out if they need help but if someone reaches out to you, would you know what to do? Here are some suggestions…

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Depression in Men – More Common than You Think

According to the Mayo Clinic, we diagnose depression in men half as often as women. Women may be more susceptible to depression due to the hormonal changes that occur in women over their lifespan. But perhaps we miss male depression for a couple of reasons: Men are less likely to seek help Depression in men…

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Is Negative Thinking Controlling You?

Clients often try to deny their emotions because they believe they should not feel the way they do. As a therapist, I encourage clients to accept their feelings and I try to validate them because, as I tell them, if everything you’re telling yourself right now is true, then of course you feel the way…

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you having difficulty falling asleep? In our busy world, we often are consumed with thoughts about what we need to do and what we should have done better. At night your brain may not be ready to settle down into restful sleep. Following are some suggestions my clients say help them feel more settled…

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Why Choose Play Therapy?

Is Play Therapy Right for My Child? As a parent, you want what is best for your child and want to give them every opportunity to succeed in life. You want to get the best possible help, but which treatment options are best? Play therapy may be the answer. Play therapy is a treatment specifically…

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